So you’ve read about CBD and all that it could do for your health and wellbeing and now you want to give it a go. But you’re thinking: “where do I even start?”
Navigating the evergrowing cannabinoid market can be tricky, but we’re here to guide you through. Here’s all you need to know about buying CBD for the first time.
WHAT IS CBD?
Cannabidiol, better known as CBD, is one of the primary active ingredients in the Cannabis sativa plant. CBD is not to be confused with THC, the molecule responsible for giving cannabis its characteristic mind-altering properties. CBD is non-psychoactive so cannot get you high. Instead, CBD is said to have a wide range of health benefits, including anti-inflammatory and anti-anxiety properties.
WHAT IS CBD USED FOR
In the world of health and wellness, CBD’s popularity continues to skyrocket. Many people are turning to commercially available CBD products to support their mental and physical wellbeing. Just under half of CBD users do so to help them sleep, and about a third say it allows them to unwind.
What’s more, evidence in support of using CBD in healthcare is piling high. With it already an effective treatment for rare forms of epilepsy, CBD also shows immeasurable promise in treating anxiety and inflammatory health conditions.
Whilst research continues, scientists have already determined that CBD is safe when used as a food supplement and can be effective at supporting our well-being. So why not give our CBD products a go? After all, Goodrays really does contain the good stuff.
HOW TO CHOOSE A CBD PRODUCT
Before buying CBD, it’s important to consider what you want from your product and how you think it could best fit into your routine. This will help you know what CBD products to look for.
But above all, be sure to choose to buy from a reliable brand. Here are some things to keep in mind in the hunt for a trustworthy CBD product.
In terms of product safety, it’s important to know exactly what you’re putting in your body. Each Goodrays product is third-party tested and contains all-natural, Colorado-grown CBD – and they’re all THC-free. Before our CBD gets to the consumer, it is put through some rigorous third-party testing by registered laboratories to ensure the purity and quality of our products remain accurate to each strength and dose on the label.
The same cannot be said for every CBD brand out there. If you can’t find out where a brand’s plants were grown, how its CBD was extracted, or what the product contains, it’s time to look elsewhere.
Over 1,000 customers would recommend our CBD drinks to a friend. And all of those who reviewed our CBD oils and CBD gummies said the same. Our CBD can help you relax and unwind – and the reviews speak for themselves.
HOW TO DOSE CBD
There aren’t any strict rules when it comes to how to dose CBD. Whether you want to take CBD to soothe anxiety, relieve pain, or improve sleep, there are little things you can do to optimise your dose for your specific needs.
Some might prefer to take some CBD oil, such as our Zen drops, first thing in the morning to feel the effects throughout the day. Others may wish to hold off until they feel they need it. For this, our CBD gummies are great to use on the go, perhaps to reduce stress levels or to improve focus and productivity at work. Others may wish to hold off until they feel they need it, perhaps to reduce stress levels or because they feel CBD improves their focus and productivity.
If you want your CBD to help you unwind after a stressful day or to switch off before bed, it might be best to save your dose until the evening. Perhaps try a CBD drink for a dry alternative to your evening tipple, or use some of our Night drops to help you drift off.
In terms of how much CBD to take, it’s best to start low and gradually increase your daily dose until you feel that it’s working properly. And always speak to a healthcare professional before adding CBD to your supplement regime. If you have any concerns, they can talk you through any risks and help you determine your ideal dosage.
Although research suggests that high doses of CBD are safe and well tolerated, the Food Standards Agency (FSA) advises that users take no more than 70mg of CBD a day. Our CBD drinks offer a hearty 30 mg of CBD – the ideal daily dose to get its full wellness benefits.
The CBD world can be overwhelming at times, but now we’ve told you all you need to know about buying your first CBD product, it’s time to take a look at our much-loved collection of CBD gummies, drinks and oils. Visit the shop here.
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